Full class of Havering students make history with university offers

a group of students in Havering with their tutor in the middle.

The medics group with tutor Gursewa Harrad in the middle. - Credit: Julia Borland

Medics programme students at a sixth-form in Havering have all received a university offer to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.  

The students, from New City College’s Havering Sixth Form campus in Hornchurch, have made history within the sixth-form, becoming the first-ever group to all secure such a place at university.  

This is no easy feat as the “prestigious courses and medical schools are notoriously difficult to get into”, New City College said.

Group principal and chief executive of New City College, Gerry McDonald, said: “It is a real tribute to the hard work of the students and their teachers.”

Along with seven current students, three of the 10 students left college last year to take a gap year, but have been offered places for September 2021 entry.  

This includes student Angelica Thompson’s place at the Royal Veterinary College, Ella Berner’s dentistry offer at King’s College London, and for Darcia Khaled a dentistry course at Cardiff University.  

Medical student offers include Dovydas Mackevius and Nicholas Johnson at the University of East Anglia, alongside Alexandra Catana at that university for a gateway course; Aliya Auguste’s at the University of Birmingham; Charlene Kazibwe’s at King’s College London for an extended course; Sumaiya Begum’s at the University of Leicester, and Nicky Ahadi’s place at the University of Exeter.

a student is presented with an award by her tutor.

Medic student, Nicky Ahadi, is presented the Chemistry Award by tutor Gursewa for achieving the highest score in the year for A Level Chemistry. - Credit: Julia Borland